Vintage Modern Crochet (book review)

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Earlier this year, I compiled my Crochet Lover’s Ultimate Buying Guide to 2016 Crochet Books and Robyn Chachula’s Vintage Modern Crochet: Classic Crochet Lace Techniques for Contemporary Style was right there on the list. Today is our closer look at this book. It’s a great title to add to your crochet book library, especially if you love romantic designs, trying out new techniques and doing something just slightly unexpected in your craft.

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New Takes on Crochet from an Old Book: Del Feldman’s Crochet Discovery and Design

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When the book arrived, the first thing that I noticed was that the cover image looks just like a crochet mandala! I can’t remember now if I’d ever seen the book cover before now, but if I did, it was before crochet mandalas were popular and way before I launched the Mandalas for Marinke project. But after my initial surprise at the book’s cover, I realized that it didn’t surprise me at all, because the piece is so artistic and beautiful and this is exactly what Del, and many of the other designers from that time were doing as they pushed the envelope in crochet.

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